Kleptomania: Clinical Characteristics and Relationship to Substance Use Disorders

@article{Grant2010KleptomaniaCC,
  title={Kleptomania: Clinical Characteristics and Relationship to Substance Use Disorders},
  author={Jon Edgar Grant and Brian L Odlaug and Suck-Won Kim},
  journal={The American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse},
  year={2010},
  volume={36},
  pages={291 - 295}
}
Background: Although categorized as an impulse control disorder, kleptomania has many features in common with substance use disorders. Objectives: This paper sought to examine the mounting evidence supporting the phenomenological, clinical, epidemiological, and biological links between kleptomania and substance addictions. Methods: A review of the literature examining family history, genetics, comorbid psychiatric conditions, neuroimaging, and phenomenology was utilized to examine the… Expand
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